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June 19, 1915


JAMA. 1915;LXIV(25):2072-2073. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570510048022

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The announcement was made last February1 that the Mayo brothers of Rochester, Minn., had established the "Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research," had endowed it to the amount of $1,500,000 and, with certain conditions, had offered it to the University of Minnesota. The relationship proposed was for a trial period of six years, after which, if it proved satisfactory, the foundation would be placed under the complete control of the university. The offer was considered favorably by the administrative board of the medical school, and referred to the board of regents for action. A special committee of the board of regents was appointed to make an investigation and to report back to the board. An abstract of their report was published last week,2 and on June 9, the recommendations of the committee were adopted by the regents.

The announcement of the proposed union between the university and

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